May 4, 2018 the Junior Museum at 1451 Middlefield Road moves to a temporary home at Cubberley Community Center in South Palo Alto to make way for the construction of its new facility opening summer 2020!
Access to zoo animals on the public floor will be limited, but animals continue to play a vital role in science classes and camps. Starting June 2018 enjoy our exhibits, camps, and classes at new temporary home:
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Closing May 4, 2018:
Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Open daily except Mondays. Check website for hours:
The Junior Museum & Zoo is home to more than 50 species of animals that includes approx. 200 specimens, many taken to classrooms and used in the science outreach program. Some of the animals include bobcats, raccoons, jungle bats, hedgehogs, ferrets, snakes, fresh water fish and invertebrates, birds, turtles and a giant tortoise.
The Zoo In 1969, the Museum added a zoo that features more than 50 animals, including bobcats, bats, snakes, hedgehogs, ducks, ferrets, and raccoons. The Zoo's small but diverse collection of wildlife helps children develop a deeper understanding of the natural world and the relationships between people and animals. Children love the Rainbow Bridge which crosses the duck pond.